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5 Is exercise the new trend in drug and alcohol treatment ?

Is exercise the new trend in drug and alcohol treatment ?

November 24th, 2008

Alcohol and addiction treatment may have just gotten more plain and simple. New NIH grant money is being awarded to researchers to identify possible links between fitness and drug prevention and the benefits of exercise in drug rehab centers. Do addicts and the general population really need this PROOF before they’ll work out daily?

2 Higher IQ in children linked to adult alcohol use

Higher IQ in children linked to adult alcohol use

November 21st, 2008

So higher IQ might be a precursor of addiction. What steps can we take to prevent children and adolescents from the boredom, despair and anger associated with addiction … and offer meaningful alternatives to engaging addictive behaviour?

4 Preventing health consequences of alcoholism

Preventing health consequences of alcoholism

November 14th, 2008

Does the ability to drink without consequence aid or harm the alcoholic?

6 Top 10 drug and alcohol campaign ideas --- prevention

Top 10 drug and alcohol campaign ideas — prevention

November 5th, 2008

Ideas for non-profits and government organizations looking to run drug prevention campaigns. Remember that it’s best to start early and that kids are open to messages until puberty. But these ideas are good preventative ideas for any age of your target audience.

1 Is the closing of British pubs such a bad thing?

Is the closing of British pubs such a bad thing?

October 25th, 2008

Higher taxes, a national smoking ban and a consumer credit crunch may bring about the demise of the British public house as a social institution. But are less pubs such a bad thing for a nation of chronic alcoholics and systemic alcoholism?

2 Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

Switching off cravings – topiramate used to manage addiction

October 23rd, 2008

Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?

4 Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

October 15th, 2008

Read about how non-profit and government agencies can influence the marketplace … simply by voicing their objection. Can and should you do this in your recovery, too?

6 Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

August 15th, 2008

Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?

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